Dating scovill buttons
Plain Civilian Button: Late 1700-Early 1800's, plain face, one piece.These are the type imported to America from England, used by most civilians of the era, and they even occasionally turn up on Confederate uniforms. American Made Plain Civilian Button: Early 1800's, plain face, one piece.Unusual in that most Eagle General Service buttons were not gilted. This type had a shank which was affixed without solder. These are the type imported to America from England, used by most civilians of the era, and they occasionally turn up on Confederate uniforms.Large Coat Weight/Buttons: Made of lead, these are said to have served dual purpose, which I believe. B/m "Superfine Color" in old English text .733" diameter. 1870’S FIRMIN & SON 1790’S; 1823-1840 FIRMIN & WESTALL 1800-1811 FIRMIN & LANGDALE 1812-1823 P & S FIRMIN 1840-1875 FIRMIN & SONS LD 1875-? 1860’S JACOB GMINDER 1858 HAMMOND TURNER & DICKINSON 1790-1800 HAMMOND TURNER & SONS 1823-1865 CLARENCE A. 1830’S LEAVENWORTH & KENDRICK 1830’S THOMAS LEDSAM 1800-1850 LEWIS & TOMES 1820-1832 M.
Buttons, especially Confederate ones, are also one of the better investments in Civil War antiquities.
1823-1829 BENEDICT & COE 1829-1834 BENEDICT & BURNHAM 1834-1843 BENEDICT & BURNHAM MFG CO.
/ NEW YORK 1850-1852 HORSTMANN BROS & ALLIEN 1852-1877 HORSTMANN BROS & DRUCKER 1844-1850 HORSTMANN / PHILADELPHIA 1893-1935 H.
PRITCHARD 1840-1850 JACOB REEDS SONS 1880 GILES RICHARDS 1812 RIDABOCK & CO.
SPIES 1825-1834 STEELE & JOHNSON 1858-1875 STEELE & JOHNSON MFG CO.